May 20, 2018
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Man accused of robbing Portland bank expected to face charges in Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — An Ohio man accused of robbing a Portland bank on Tuesday is expected to be returned to Maine to face charges, according to court documents.

Richard Gooding, 38, of Youngstown, Ohio, was nabbed by FBI agents in the town of Lisbon, Ohio, on Wednesday.

Gooding made his initial court appearance in Ohio on Wednesday, and a judge signed an order requesting he be brought back to the Pine Tree State.

According to a police affidavit, Gooding had used an Ohio driver’s license to rent a room at a Motel 6 in Portland on Nov. 8, with a scheduled checkout date of Tuesday, Nov. 13, the day the robbery occurred.

The affidavit indicated Gooding went to the Bangor Savings Bank branch on Brighton Avenue just after 9 a.m., demanded money from a teller and got away with approximately $1,543 in cash.

Gooding allegedly took a cab to the Greyhound bus station on Congress Street and purchased a one-way, $148 ticket from Portland to Youngstown, Ohio, which featured several stops along the way.

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